Waterparks. Beaches. Campgrounds. These are just a few popular destinations for the classic summer road trip. With gas prices down and temperatures rising, millions of Americans are expected to hit the highway this summer. Summer road trips can be exciting adventures, provided there are no flat tires or wrong turns along the way.
As Americans start their engines and roll the windows down, Congress is setting out on its own journey: to try and enact meaningful tax reform legislation this year. However, the border adjustable tax (BAT) component within the current proposal threatens to throw the whole endeavor off course by raising the cost of everyday consumer goods & summer roadtrip staples like food, electronics, and even gas.
Last week, we launched our #DontTaxSummer campaign to urge Congress to drop the harmful border adjustable tax proposal from any tax reform legislation moving forward. For more on this effort, check out our original blog post here.
Over the next few weeks, we'll be sharing more on how the BAT would harm consumers as they celebrate the summer season. Join us by sharing your favorite summer activity that would cost you more under BAT using #DontTaxSummer.
Stay tuned and for more information on RILA's efforts to promote sensible comprehensive tax reform, visit rila.org/BAT.